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Heart Care Services

Heart Care at Sherman Oaks Hospital

At Sherman Oaks Hospital, our cardiac program means a multidisciplinary team of clinicians utilizing the latest proven protocols for rapid response to heart attacks. Our Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory features state-of-the-art technology for life-saving cardiac and vascular procedures. And it means having a caring and compassionate approach to providing world-class clinical care. Of course, it also requires physicians skilled in advanced technologies and procedures. It means having a depth and breadth of specialties - including complete cardiac and vascular programs.

Our team provides patients with highly specialized Board Certified physicians including:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Radiologists
  • Vascular Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Critical Care Specialists

From admission through discharge, our Cardiac Care Services at Sherman Oaks Hospital meets the needs of our patients all in one location. Our patients have access to a multi-use combo cardiac catheterization laboratory with full cardiac diagnostic and interventional capabilities including electrophysiology, angiography and angioplasty equipment, and a new cardiac monitoring system.

Our facility has been designed with patient convenience in mind. Patients and visitors may park close to the main entrance of Sherman Oaks Hospital, and all testing and treatment is performed within the hospital. Each patient is assigned to an interdisciplinary team of dedicated personnel. Under the expert direction of cardiologists, radiologists, vascular and cardiothoracic surgeons, we provide diagnostic testing and therapeutic treatments. Team members include cardiovascular nurses, radiologic and nuclear technologists, sonographers and cardiovascular technologists. Others on the team may be exercise physiologists, physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and case managers.

At Sherman Oaks Hospital, we offer inpatient and outpatient care 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Our physicians are skilled in:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Non-invasive procedures

Our Equipment

Our Cardiac Care Services recently embarked on a capital improvement program. Over $4 million has been invested to provide for state-of-the-art equipment. This has included the purchase of:

  • GE Innova single plane combo lab
  • Philips Allura imaging system
  • Prucka Mac-Lab® system for hemodynamic monitoring
  • Philips SONOS 5500 mobile ultrasound system
  • GE Centricity picture archiving and computer system (PACS)
  • Pyxis automated pharmaceutical distribution station
  • Philips Brilliance 64 slice CT scanner

Through our clinical capabilities and compassionate staff, the Cardiac Care Services at Sherman Oaks Hospital is committed to providing patients with high quality care. We have expanded our cardiology team to include round-the-clock, in-hospital physician services and additional nurses and technicians experienced in cardiac care. From initial diagnosis to cardiac intervention to open heart surgery, including the latest surgical techniques, Sherman Oaks Hospital provides a full spectrum of cardiology services directly responsive to the needs of our patients.